Is there a reason we don’t use a satellite’s reserve fuel to fire it back to a known location on Earth as opposed to just letting it fall naturally?

Is there a reason we don’t use a satellite’s reserve fuel to fire it back to a known location on Earth as opposed to just letting it fall naturally?

It seems like a dangerous waste of resources to just let it go or stay afloat somewhere. I mean, it would make even more sense if the space objects were sent to a specific orbit and repurposed in space, since more stuff will be sent up eventually.

Submitted August 05, 2017 at 05:17PM by MechCADdie
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Is there a reason we don’t use a satellite’s reserve fuel to fire it back to a known location on Earth as opposed to just letting it fall naturally?

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